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Bishop’s Convocation 2019

This year’s Bishop’s Convocation, Northwest Intermountain Synod, was held October 28-30, 2019 at Camp Lutherhaven south of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Dr. Mark Skinner, professor of New Testament, led sessions on the book of Acts called, REMEMBERING THE PAST TO FIND … Continue reading

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First Call Theological Education Retreat, November 18-21, 2019

This was my third of the three-year FCTE retreats required, again held in Seabeck, WA. It was a cloudy week, as usual. Got to meet some new Region 1 bishops and first call pastors and deacons. Deacon Sue Rothmeyer, newly … Continue reading

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Two New Babies in our extended Family!

Carolyn’s niece, Heather (and Nick) Crist, along with their son, Grayson, welcomed a baby into their family on Monday, September 16, 2019. Gunner Maddox Crist weighed 8 # and 13oz, and was 21 inches tall. Welcome, Gunner Maddox, and congratulations … Continue reading

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God’s work Our hands Sunday! 9/8/19

The second Sunday in September is always God’s work Our hands” Sunday! It’s a special day in the life of the church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It’s a day for members of ELCA congregations to celebrate their mission … Continue reading

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Diakonia of the Americas and Caribbean (DOTAC) Conference in Vancouver, BC.

Carolyn and I attended the DOTAC conference at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver August 14-20, 2019. Carolyn took part in the 2002 DOTAC conference in Winnipeg as a deaconess. This year’s program, “Respecting Covenant: Risking the Journey Toward … Continue reading

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Dave was a voting member to the ELCA’s Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee!

Carolyn and Dave enjoyed about a week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin attending the Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America August 5-10, 2019. Much was discussed, sometimes amended, mostly passed, with a few things deferred. The theme was: We … Continue reading

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Augsburg Summer Music Clinic!

Carolyn and Dave attended Augsburg’s Summer Music Clinic held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood, WA onJuly 26-27, 2019. Jeremy Bankson and Robert Hobby were the clinicians. Lots of very interesting information, beautiful new music, and arrangements of old. It’s … Continue reading

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Sportsball!

Dave went to a Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland Athletics (lost 5-4) baseball game at Target Field on July 20th and a Seattle Mariners vs Detroit Tigers (won 10-2) baseball game at T-Mobile Park on July 25th. That’s definitely a record … Continue reading

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Christ Lutheran members gather at Red Willow Vineyard!

Many members of Christ Lutheran Church – Yakima and their friends gathered for food and fellowship at Red Willow Vineyard near Wapato, WA on July 13, 2019. A good time was had by all! We held Holden Evening Prayer up … Continue reading

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EWAID Synod Assembly in Boise!

The Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod of the ELCA met in assembly in Boise, ID May 17-19, 2019. Deacons attending got together the morning of the 18th for breakfast. I, and other Mission Interpreters, shared about the program in brief presentations to … Continue reading

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